Monadnock Area Artists Association

Art in the Park 2024, August 31 - September 1
Registration Period: 2024-03-15 — 2024-08-24 inclusive

All Questions about Art in The Park can be answered at: -or by clicking on the email links below.

  1. REQUIREMENTS: If you have not previously participated in Art in the Park, please submit 5-10 sample images of your work (or if available, photographs of your display from another event) via email to AITP questions. A link to a website where your work can be reviewed is also acceptable. The Art in the Park Committee will review new applications to ensure that the artwork meets the guidelines for “Media Accepted For Display”
  2. ANYONE that participated in the AITP 2022 event can request the same site they had then (this request is in the app. form) however the application must be in and your site paid for by May 14th .
  3. CURRENT MEMBERS: To get a MAAA membership discount, your membership must be up-to-date or else you will not be assigned a tent site. You can pay your membership fee by going here.
  4. BECOME A MAAA MEMBER: You can become a member by going here for information and a link to the online application.
  5. MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS: You can sign up now by clicking the link below to fill out the application form, then follow the link to PayPal©.
  6. ANY QUESTIONS about AITP will be answered here AITP questions.


  • About MAAA

    The Monadnock Area Artists Association began in 1958 when a loose knit group of artists displayed their art work on Central Square in Keene. The City provided snow fencing upon which the paintings were hung. That humble seed blossomed into an annual “Art in the Park” event with over eighty artists displaying their work. The Monadnock Area Artists Association was legally structured as a non profit organization in 1963. Today, it is a volunteer-run association with a strong commitment to cultivating art in the community. Activities center on generating interest and appreciation of art within our region through education and the exhibition of art works. Members exhibit at various locations in the area as part of our Artists Out-reach Program, as well as being able to submit work for member and juried shows.

    Activities for our members include speakers, demonstrations, workshops, and painting groups, which are announced in our periodic newsletters. Our main event of the year is Art in the Park , a two day public outdoor art show in the lovely garden walkways of Ashuelot River Park on West Street in Keene. This is a judged exhibition held on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Artists come from all over New England to exhibit and sell their work.

    About Art in The Park

    Other highlights include music provided by local musicians, and the promotion of high school artists. An area is provided for students from Keene High School and Monadnock Regional High School to show their work at Art in the Park. Scholarships are given to a graduating senior from those two schools who plans to pursue art studies in college. Each year on Labor Day weekend, the Ashuelot River Park in Keene comes alive with beautiful pastels, oils, acrylics, photography, pottery, woodworking and so much more as artists from around the Monadnock region and beyond gather to display and sell their creations. Aptly named Art in the Park, this annual festival offers a diverse array of artistic styles, providing a little something to meet the interests and catch the artistic eye of the art lovers who stroll throughout the park and take it all in. This open air event makes it easy to meet and talk with the artists and, if you are lucky, you just might leave with a new favorite piece to add to your art collection.

    2023 Art in The Park Category Winners


    1st Phil Bean
    2nd Luci Lesmerises
    3rd Kate Beetle

    Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil

    1st Bob Askey
    2nd Liz Winchester-Larson
    3rd Tina S, Gagnon

    Water Media

    1st Jeanne Maguire Thieme
    2nd Wendi Hulslander
    3rd Richard Brown

    Sculpture, Mixed Media

    1st Ryan Curtis
    2nd Jackie Griswold
    3rd Thom Cassotta


    1st Sarah Oak
    2nd Samuel Elliott
    3rd Lugene Spalding